Category Archives: Ethnobotany

Student Workshops from the 2017 Spring Residency: A Sampling

Embodied Plant Medicine, with Returning Student Stefania Patinella. Healers and medicine people across history and culture have used direct, embodied communication with plants to tap into the powerful medicine they hold for the human body, mind and spirit. In this … Continue reading

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Consciousness Studies + Embodiment Studies with Britta Love

Britta Love, a current Goddard student, talks about her thesis project, a combination of traditional research and critical memoir writing on consciousness sexuality and psychodelic plant medicines. Watch this short video, part of a new series filmed by Alexander Love, … Continue reading

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Wendy Weissner: The Complexity of Complementary Medicine

We live in a culture that values evidence-based medicine—or scientific proof that a medicine works and is safe—and yet the holistic healing therapies that fall under the umbrella of “alternative and complementary medicine” are not capable of being adequately evaluated … Continue reading

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February Residency Wonders in Workshops

>World Café: Making a Difference: An IMA Community Event. Setting ourselves up in world cafe format (small tables for intimate conversations on important issues), we’ll explore these questions: What makes for real and significant social and political change? How do … Continue reading

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Ann Armbrecht: Thin Places and the Pilgrimage Home

>Ann Ambrecht, IMA faculty member, writer and filmmaker, looks at the places — thick or thin — between cultures, and between humans and the earth. In her memoir, Thin Places: A Pilgrimage Home, she writes about how studying the Yamphu … Continue reading

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Place-Based Studies and Environmental Action: Ralph Lutts

>Ralph Lutts, IMA faculty and coordinator of IMA’s environmental studies concentration, always believed environmental action in rooted in our relationship to place. “I came to realize that when we speak of thinking globally but acting locally, the local is one’s … Continue reading

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